Thursday, July 16, 2009
Europe minister Glenys Kinnock today reinforced speculation that Tony Blair wants to be Europe’s first president.
She said the entire Government fully supported Mr Blair’s “candidature” although the former prime minister has refused to confirm that he is bidding for the post.
There is no official list of contenders for a new Euro-job which will only exist if the Lisbon treaty is fully approved and ratified by all EU countries.
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But Mrs Kinnock, visiting the European Parliament in Strasbourg, made clear the Government would be pushing him as the man to run Europe for up to five years under new treaty arrangements.
“The UK Government is supporting Tony Blair’s candidature for president of the Council (of EU governments),” she told a press conference.
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